John Newton
Scottish Pipes play the beautiful hymn, with the story of how it was written.
Charles Wesley
The classic Charles Wesley hymn And Can it be That I should Gain from Songs of Praise broadcast Sun 21 Oct 2007.
James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
Michael Faraday
An excerpt from the popular PBS doucumentary 'Einsteins's Big Idea' showing the contribution of Farady in the making of teh world's most famous equation. Mic...
Jonathan Green (medical writer)
Jonathan Green, M.D. (1788?-1864), was a medical writer.Green was born about 1788, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 7 December 1810. His degree of M.D. was obtained from ...
Susanna Highmore
Susanna Highmore (née Hiller) (1690 – 18 November 1750) was a British poet with a relatively small literary output. She was wife to Joseph Highmore, whom she married (listed as "an heiress") on 28 Ma...
James Rennell
Major James Rennell, FRS (3 December 1742 – 29 March 1830) was an English geographer, historian and a pioneer of oceanography.
Rennell was born near Chudleigh in Devon. His father, John Rennell, a...
Stephen Switzer
Stephen Switzer (1682–1745) was a garden designer and writer on garden subjects, an early exponent of the English landscape garden who admired and emulated the formal grandeur of French broad prospect...
John Belfour
John Belfour (1768-1842), was an English orientalist and miscellaneous writer, of whom little is recorded, except that he was a member of the Royal Society of Literature, and that he died in the City ...
Richard Gwinnett
Richard Gwinnett (died 1717) was an English dramatist.Gwinnett was the son of George Gwinnett of Shurdington, Gloucestershire. He was a pupil of Francis Gastrell at Christ Church, Oxford. He remained ...
William Feilding (MP)
Hon. William Feilding (1669-1723), of Ashtead, Surrey and Duke Street, Westminster, was an English politician.He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England and Parliament of Great Britain for Cast...
Thomas Hanmer (died 1737)
Thomas Hanmer (c.1702—1737), of Fenns, Shropshire, was an English politician.He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of Great Britain for Castle Rising in 1734 - 1 April 1737.
Alexander Catcott
The Reverend Alexander Catcott (1725–1779) was an English geologist and theologian born in Bristol, who became the vicar of Temple Church, Bristol and the author of numerous works on science and theol...
Charles Stourton, 17th Baron Stourton
Charles Philip Stourton, 17th Baron Stourton (1752–1816) was the son of William Stourton and Winifred Howard, kinswoman of the Dukes of Norfolk and a leading Roman Catholic.The seventeenth Baron succe...
William Gunn (writer)
William Gunn (1750 – 1841), was an English clergyman and miscellaneous writer.
Gunn was born on 7 April 1750 at Guildford, Surrey, the son of Alexander Gunn of Irstead, Norfolk. He attended Fletch...
William Ayrton (music critic)
William Ayrton FRS FSA (22 February 1777 – 8 May 1858) was an English impresario and music critic.
Ayrton was the younger son of Dr. Edmund Ayrton, and was born in London. In 1816 he went abroad ...
List of peers 1700-1707
This page lists all non-royal peers who held extant titles between the years 1700 and 30 April 1707.
Charles Ashley (general)
General Charles Ashley (c. 1770 – 21 August 1818) was an English musician.
Ashley was the eldest son of John Ashley, who obtained some celebrity as a violinist. He was a pupil of Giardini and Bart...
Thomas Cundy (senior)
Thomas Cundy, the elder (1765 – 28 December 1825) was an English architect. Surveyor to the Grosvenor family's London estates from 1821, he was involved in the initial stages of the development of Bel...
Samuel Farr (physician)
Samuel Farr, M.D. (1741–1795) was an English physician.
Farr was born at Taunton, Somerset, in 1741. His parents were Protestant Dissenters. He was educated first at Warrington Academy, then at Ed...